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, the right to vote. the most contentious battles are waged in the swing states of ohio and florida. in miami this weekend voters waited up to nine hours to cast in person absentee ballots only to have election officials shut down the polls because they claimed not enough have resources or staff to be able to complete the job. one voter shut out after waiting two hours with their grandson told the miami herald: after protests and those calls to let us vote, the polls did reopen and people voled until 1:00 a.m. but governor rick scott refused to extend any early voting any further, and wouldn't you know it, the areas with the longest lines, maim dade, orange, palm beach, broward county, all of those counties, shocked i know, lean democratic and they all went for the president in 2008. those voters have to contend with more than just voting regulations and ornery officials. unofficial poll watchers, many trained by the tea party group true the vote, those poll watchers are going into predominantly afarry can american areas searching for fraud. volunteers handing out bottled water to voters who
. florida congressman allen west, he's raised $17 million compared to the $3.5 million of his democratic opponent patrick murphy. but polls show murphy leading west 48% to 47%. and, of course, we just cannot forget illinois congressman joe walsh -- perhaps the craziest of them all. he's answering a question about women's reproductive rights. take a listen. >> if a woman's life is at issue, would you say she was allowed to have a abortion? >> let me say there's no sun exception. with modern technology and science, you can't find one instance. this is an issue that opponents of life throw out there to make us look unreasonable. >> jennifer: actually, congressman, i think you're doing a pretty good job of looking unreasonable on your own. fortunately, voters in walsh's district agree because the latest polls have him trailing his democratic opponent tammy duckworth 40% to 54% for her! and tonight i'm pleased to be joined by iraq war vet joe walsh opponent and congressional candidate, tammy duckworth coming to
ballots. millions! let's take a look at everyone's favorite electoral nightmare florida, where the state took an unprecedented step of cutting early voting time in half. that has meant lines around the block in many polling stations. miami-dade county is averaging more than 26,000 voters per day. there was a four-hour wait to vote today. >> usually it's, you know, five, six, ten people in front of you and this is ridiculous. >> jennifer: so some voting advocates are concerned that the long waits could turn voters off. the president of league of women voters urged republican governor rick scott to extend early voting. she said such long waits are discouraging to voters whose schedules or physical conditions cannot accommodate these types of delays. well back in 2008 then governor charlie crisp did extend early voting in florida because of the long lines. but at a fundraiser last night governor rick scott said he would not follow suit. mike grissom the executive director explained it this way. for one side to demand that we break the law because they feel like they are losing is wrong. wh
tonight takes us as it so often does to florida. john metz, owner of 40 denny's restaurants says that he's going to add a 5% obamacare surcharge to his customer's bills and this, of course, comes on the heels of pizza owner papa john's similar obamacare protest adding money cost to his pizzas. i'm actually kind of curious to see how this is going to play out. when diners are presented with an oversized bill, they're going to complain for sure. they're just not usually going to complain about the president of the united states. just sayin'. the signatures have been counted and it appears there is scant support for states to leave our union and go their separate ways. but don't worry. our brett ehrlich is still making plans on how to help those states out so shh brett's talking now. >> well, america, it was fun while it lasted. but after president obama's victory last week, all 50 states have formally petitioned to secede from the union. [ ♪ dramatic ♪ ] i'm not going to try to stop you but the least i can do is hel
that we saw this weekend, today ohio and florida to voter suppression could be widespread enough that it might swing the election in favor of mitt romney. are you concerned? >> yeah, look, anytime there's reports and there are as we speak, of making it more difficult for people to vote, whether it be in florida or certain other reports in different states, it obviously raises concerns, both in my capacity as attorney general as well as a strong advocate for this ticket. >> i want to show, you have fought for our nation. you have been somebody who has upheld democracy in other roles. i want to show a quick clip of a wisconsin video featuring you. >> this is about priorities and guidance. president of the united states and my father understand that we need to make sure we honor our commitment to the veterans. >> you're also a jag in the delaware national guard and spent time in iraq. how do you convince members of the armed services, who often vote republican, to vote for your dad and president obama. what's your message to them? >> well, my message to veterans and military personn
Search Results 0 to 6 of about 7 (some duplicates have been removed)